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Phalangeal Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Phalangeal fractures are common injuries that may significantly affect hand function if not managed appropriately. Closed treatment has been the historical mainstay of treatment. Percutaneous pinning allowed the conversion of more unstable fracture patterns to stable configurations capable of tolerating early motion. More recently, minifragment screws and plates were developed to assist in the management of complex phalangeal fractures.
Synonyms and related keywords: finger fractures, finger dislocations, broken finger, finger jam, jammed finger
Author: Brian J Divelbiss, MD 2005

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Author/Contact: Brian J Divelbiss, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 03 2008